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>> and i am ainsley earhardt. we are going to start with a fox news alert. a terrorist armed with a gun holding more than a dozen hostage in sydney, australia. >> the gunman demands an isis flag. joining us live in london with breaking details is gregg palkot. >> good morning. we have been tracking the story all through the night. it is 9:00 monday night in sydney, australia right now. now it is approaching 12-hours of the hostage situation going on with a link to or better described as an association with the isis islamist group. it happened in a busy cafe monday morning australia time. in the center of sydney. sydney is the biggest city in australia. the equivalent of new york city for australia. a middle aged man wearing some
kind of bandana holding a shot gun and having a backpack on his back walked in and took the people hostage in that cafe. the numbers have been wildly divergent on how many people were there anywhere from 15 to 40. witnesses are saying it is probably closer to the smaller number. over the ensuing hours hostages have been seen at the windows of the cafe some there as long as two hours holding their hands up against it. apparently the hostage taker telling them to do it only using them as a human shield. a banner has been held up by at least one of the hostages a black banner with an islamic slogan on it. the hosz ttage taker is holding pump action shot guns. there have been claims possibly from him he had bombs inside the cafe and outside as well in the downtown area of sidney.
tho -- sydney. police have not been confirming that at all. 6 hours into the crisis three people were seen running from the cafe. another hour later two more came out. apparently they weren't released but they were fleeing. we could see that the hostage taker was upset about that. we heard that from an eyewitness. it has been a huge police effort. here is a little bit of what the commissioner had to say a short while ago there. >> their only goal tonight and for as long as this takes is to get those people that are currently caught in that building out of that safely. that remains our number one priority and nothing will change. >> police say they have been in contact with the man there has been an isis flag requested by the man also a reading of tony abbott of traus yale yaustralia.
he has been on tv as well. he has been saying he has been in touch with president obama also homeland security department of the united states has been briefed. the u.s. consulate is on the phone there and there is a link there, too. isis tenuous at best. this could be a lone wolf terror operation. it is a dangerous one to boot. back to you. >> gregg palkot live for us this morning. thank you, greg. >> americans are also on high alert. the u.s. consulate in sydney evacuated as the hostage plays out. here at home they a. what is the state department saying today? >> we have acknowledged what you just indicated that the consulate has been evacuated as a precaution. they issued this statement saying our hearts and prayers go
out to those who are being held hostage. australia law enforcement officials are addressing the threat. we have advised u.s. citizens and others until they are in place. they are strongly encouraged to remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings and monitor for updates. according to the white house the president has been briefed on this by his counter-terrorism advisor lisa monaco. fox news confirmed new york police department is watching this situation play out very, very closely. ainsley? >> doug luzader live for us. >> three alabama inmates who broke out of prison are back behind bars this morning. >> all three of these guys recaptured without incident. one hiding in his grandmother's
another at a movie theater parking lot. they over powered the guard and took the keys to the front door. >> more than 80 high school hockey players and fans sick with carbon monoxide poisoning. they felt dizzy had head takes during the game. it wasn't until hours later the rink was tested and had high levels of the gas. the fire department blameses an ice resurfacer. >> a suspect is in custody for the murder of auburn football player. they charged hart with felony murder 24-hours after the fatal shooting. mitchell was shot multiple times yesterday morning and died in the emergency room. his girlfriend saying he was arguing with someone in the parking lot before the shots range out. police are still investigating. but they say no other arrests are expected.
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weekend's pine avm suapple expr. the front in the la system is moving south. >> another system expected wednesday dumped up to 8 inches of rain in northern california. >> we are learning sony executive amy pascal could likely be fired after hackers released e-mails exposing embarrassing. the new james bond film. an earlier version of the screen play is among the documents. they are worried it will be leaked. sony wants the media to stop talking about it. a lawyer saying e-mail is privileged communications and sony doesn't consent it being released. >> should the media not report leaked information? we will have a live debate at #keep talking.
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>> police in sydney, australia holding a news conference on the more than 10 hour standoff underway i.>> the wup thing i tend to say is if people are being contacted by hostage, particularly the media, we ask that you would put those people and ?yy÷ them to make sure the man inside speaks to police, speaks to the trained negotiators. they are the people that can help them in this situation. they are available and would be looking to talk to the man that has control of that particular beforing right now. at this hour 5 hostages have escaped the cafe in sydney where
the suspected terrorist is holding more than a dozen people. police have been in contact with the gunman who has been referring to himself as brother. is now reportedly demanding an isis blast and to speak with the prime minister tony abbott. they are vowing to work through the night until all of the hostages are safe. new fallout for rolling stone the magazine being challenged yet again on the uba sex as assault story. this time it's the friends of the victims using their stories using their real names for the first time. alex stock katherine and ryan duffin says rolling stone's portrayal of them is completely wrong. they told the alleged victim jackie to keep the rape to herself and not call police. the trio now says that's completely false they urged her to report the rape but she never wanted to. the stories author has apologized to at least one of
the friends for the way they were portrayed. >> nearly 1,000 people in washington state fighting back against new background checks for guns. they claim the new rule goes against their rights as americans. c advocates say it's about keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and keeping people safe. >> meanwhile in texas that state could soon allow the open carry of hand guns. governor elect greg abbott wants to!á-ñ expand the gun rights in new year. he will sign a bill allowing open carry. texas allows the display of rifles and shot guns. they banned the open carry of hand guns. >> the fight to keep kids off of nicotine could be going up in smoke. they are smoking a lot more e cigarettes than we thought. more than 25 percent of high schoolers in connecticut and hawaii tried the electronic
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>> protests against police brutality turning violent. we are with teresa on the brooklyn bridge to hear the latest. upwards of 30,000 people took to the streets this weekend as part of the millionth march. they are demanding justice for eric garner, michael brown and others who have been killed by police. much of the displays an the rioting happened on the brooklyn bridge. that is where one of the incidents occurred. he is accused of inciting what is called an incredibly violent
event that resulted in the brutal attack of two new york police department lieutenants. after the official march ended they were hanging around on the bridge and according to police he tried to pick up a metal trash can and hurl it at police. when they tried to arrest him the other protestors around him came in and tried to help him out. he ended up fleeing but what happened next is all of those froesers turned on police. that's when the lieutenants were brutally beaten. they found hammers ski mask and his school id inside. they say whale he didn't physically punch the others he incited violence and had a bigger crime planned. >> as long as the protests are nonviolent we will continue to police the events, but we have to draw the line when our officers are assaulted.
there is a big meeting today with the police department. some of the top commanders will be meeting with the top grass. so far it has been largely peaceful but perhaps last night and saturday night may have been a game changer. i will send things back to you in the studio. >> teresa priolo live for us. thank you. hot chocolate almost turns deadly for a mom when she chokes on marshmallows and can't breathe. >> place the thumb side of your fist above the belly button. with your other hand grab your fist and quickly jerk inward and upward. do it now. >> so calm and grave. neither new the heimlich han you've b -- maneuver but they still saved her thanks to a calm 911
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>> three dangerous inmates who broke out of prison back behind bars. the details about their escape and how they were finally caught. >> a super shocker. the super bowl could be canceled? it could all be because of congress. "fox & friends first "fox & friends first" continues right now. >> good morning toy. welcome to "fox and friend first. i am heather childers. >> i am ainsley earhardt. a suspected terrorist armed with a gun holding more than a dozen hostages inside a cafe in sydney, australia. >> the sandoff going on for almost a day now when the hostage taker holds an isis flag. joining us now is gregg palkot. good morning, greg. >> heather, ainsley it is monday night in sydney, australia now. we are approaching 12-hours into
the hostage situation. the hostage taking with at least a reference to the islamist group isis. at this point no injuries no deaths no injuries. it is a busy morning period in that town. a man walked into a cafe, at least 13 people were there, maybe more. the hostages were forced to stand at the window. one held a flag, a banner with an islamic decoration written on it. they were claiming there were bombs inside the cafe. those have not been confirmed at all. six-hours into the seeing -- siege. apparently they had escaped. a real isis flag being brought into him and a talk with australian prime minister tony abbott. >> here's a little bit of what
the prime minister had to say today. >> this is a very disturbing incident. it is profoundly shocking that innocent people should be held hostage by an armed person claiming political motivation. >> as you can image a massive police presence kicircling the cafe the whole downtown area of sydney has been evacuated. we were told a few minutes ago negotiations are continuing between the police and the gunman. they do not want this thing to go bad. they are willing to play this out. australia is an ally of the united states in the latest cwa on isis. they had fighters there, there are boots on the ground we believe of the australian special forces. there is this over tone of a link to the isis group. again no firm confirmation just references to the group right now that this could be bigger than just the hostage taking
which is what the police say they are calling it as we speak. back to you. >> gregg palkot. ing thanks. >> the hostage situation in sydney playing out. americans evacuated from the area as the state department issues a warning for citizens to remain vigilant. here at home new york city cops are closely monitoring the situation. >> doug luzader is joining us with the story. >> both the white house and sta state department have put up statements on this. for the state department this threat is very real. take a look at the map of sidnesidne -- sydney. this is where the hostage situation is taking place. the u.s. consulate is over a block away. that's why the facility has been evacuated. here's part of a statement put out who said quote i can confirm the u.s. consulate general in sidney has been crack waevacuat.
a small group of consulate staff continues to work at a secure location. we don't yet know the motives behind all of this as greg just pointed out. austral australia's prime minister suggested there is a political motive here. there's no way to say what they are making of it. president obama was briefed on this last night during his counter-terrorism advisor lisa monaco. we have confirmed they are watching this situation play out very closely. >> doug luzader live for us this morning. thank you, doug. breaking overnight three alabama inmates who broke out of prison are all back behind bars this morning. the prisoners two of them accused of murder happrehended y u.s. marshals following a daring prison break saturday. all three of the men recaptured at this point without incident. one hiding out at his grandmothers another nabbed at a movie theater parking lot. they escaped making a guard believe one of them was sick.
they over powered the guard and took the keys to the front door. >> a suspe-- police charged mar hart with shooting one of the players. he was arguing with someone in the parking lot before the shots braini range out. police are investigating but they say no other arrests are expected. >> we are learning sony executive pascal will likely be fired after hackers exposed em bare racing often cruel comments about celebrities. the other under attack about the james bond film. an early version of the xreen play is along earl i documents. as all of this unfolds sony wants the media to stop talking
about it. e-mails are privileged communications and sony does not consent to their release. let's keep talking about this. do you agree with sony the media should not report on leaked information? head to the "fox & friends first" facebook page it is #keep talking. time now for look who is talking dick cheney doubling down on his support for the cia interrogation program. >> i have no problem as long as we achieve our objective. it is to get the guys who did 911 and prepare president united states for another e. we got authorization and just disdepartment. it worked i we did capture a lot of peenor guys.
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was not amputated. still unclear how it happened. >> that's what we want to know. >> a pricing glitch has amazon shoppers using purchases next to nothing. they were getting head phones mattresses and toys for just a penny. most orders were canceled when amazon realized the mistake. but the owner of one company says she is worried the mix um will cost her 50,000 dollars. it will work with retailers to make things right. >> adrian peterson's lawsuit expected to be filed today. the player's association will act on behalf of the former minnesota viking. they are expected to challenge the impartiality of harold henderson the arbitrator who upheld the suspension of henderson until april of next year. >> could congress cancel the super bowl? loren simonetti from our sister network fox business.
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reauthorized by the end of the year, the clock is ticking, insurers have a right to cancel terrorism coverage after january 1st. football lovers hoping congress does not stumble on this one. >> don't miss loren on the fox business network. to find it you can log on to foxbusiness.com/channel finds finder. >> the time is 15 minutes of the top of the hour. is he or he, jeb bush opening up about a presidential run. >> it is one of the most popular holiday movies ever. >> how much do i owe you? >> oh, that would be 11.80, sir. keep the change you filthy animal. >> beau there's something y-- bt
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it is three minutes till the top of the hour. before you leave the house, here's what's happening today, right now police are negotiating with a suspected terrorist armed with a gun holding more than a dozen hostages inside a cafe in sydney, australia. five people escaped earlier in the day. today is the deadline to sign up for obamacare. people looking to enroll have until midnight tonight to do so. about 400,000 people actively renewed their plans. the biggest names in country music taking the stage tonight for the first ever american country countdown awards in nashville. florida georgia line is hosting with performances from carrie underwood. fun begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern on fox. >> and we will be watching. >> yes. >> time new for the good, the bad, and the ugly. up first the good. it was much more than football at the cleveland browns game.
an emotional reunion between army staff sergeant anthony wagner and his two kids. wagner had been deployed to afghanistan for nine months. next the bad. ladies, you are not going crazy. your guy really isn't listening to you. a new study shows the average man only tunes in to his partner's conversations for six minutes at a time. why? they just aren't interested in the same things that women are. do i need to repeat that for our male viewers? finally the ugly, never post embarrassing drunken pictures again. facebook wants to create a program to prevent users from uploading intoxicated selfies. it would work by scanning the picture to determine how drunk the person is and then ask do they really want to post it. don't forget to keep talking about the sony hack. do you agree that sony should not be reporting on
the leaked information? log in to our facebook page to #keeptalking. >> hope you had a great weekend. new week on tap. >> finish that christmas shopping. >> frocks frocks -- "fox & friends" starts now. bye. >> good morning. it is monday, december 15. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. sydney under siege. at least a dozen people taken hostage by an armed extremist. now the united states on high alert. are we next? we have developing details for you. >> protests turn violent over the weekend here in new york city. >> what do we want? >> who do we want? dead cops. great. one man brought a bag of rallies to the rally.